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binding

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noun bind·ing \ˈbīn-diŋ\

Definition of binding

  1. 1 :  the action of one that binds

  2. 2 :  a material or device used to bind: such asa :  the cover and materials that hold a book togetherb :  a narrow fabric used to finish raw edgesc :  a device that holds a boot firmly to a ski or snowboard

Examples of binding in a Sentence

  1. a carpet edged with canvas binding

  2. The bindings have started to come loose.

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First Known Use of binding

13th century


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binding

adjective bind·ing

Definition of binding

  1. 1 :  that binds

  2. 2 :  imposing an obligation

bindingly

play \-diŋ-lē\ adverb

bindingness

noun

Examples of binding in a Sentence

  1. The contract is legally binding.

  2. The parties agreed to settle the dispute through binding arbitration.

Recent Examples of binding from the Web

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First Known Use of binding

14th century


BINDING Defined for English Language Learners

binding

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noun

Definition of binding for English Language Learners

  • : the cover of a book

  • : a narrow strip of cloth attached along the edge of something

  • : a device that attaches a boot to a ski

binding

adjective

Definition of binding for English Language Learners

  • : forcing or requiring someone to do something because of a promise, agreement, etc.


BINDING Defined for Kids

binding

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noun bind·ing \ˈbīn-diŋ\

Definition of binding for Students

  1. 1 :  the cover and the fastenings of a book

  2. 2 :  a narrow strip of fabric used along the edge of an article of clothing

  3. 3 :  a device that attaches a boot to a ski


Law Dictionary

binding

adjective bind·ing

Legal Definition of binding

  1. 1 :  imposing a legal obligation the agreement is binding on the parties

  2. 2 :  requiring submission to a specified authority the suppression order was binding on the Department of Transportation — National Law Journal



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